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Oak Bay municipal worker Adam Gow carries sandbags after a watermain break on the corner of Eastdowne Road and Bowker Avenue.

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here was a major watermain break in the 2000block of Bowker Ave., between Cadboro Bay Road and Eastdowne Road in Oak Bay on Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). It forced the evacuation of approximately 20 homes on Bowker Ave. and caused some residents to question the effectiveness of the municipality’s response to the event. Cory Heavener, whose mother Diane, lives on the block, said that her mother arrived home at 9 a.m. to find the street flooding and water running into her basement. More than two hours later, her basement was completely flooded and, according to Heavener, her mother had still received no information on what she should be doing. Diane Heavener said that she tried to speak to the Public Works crews to get direction, but was told, “they were too busy” to talk to her. She finally called the fire department when she saw that her basement heating oil tank was submerged. “I’m really angry about the response,” said Cory. “No one came door to door to tell us what to do. We Tim Collins were left to figure things out on our own.” Reporting Oak Bay Public Works operations manager, Joe Brooks said they were aware of the watermain break at about 9 a.m. when a 16-inch feeder line that runs through Oak Bay ruptured. Brooks said crews immediately tried to shut down the line, but the task was complicated by the many feeder lines emanating from the mainline at the site of the break. By noon, the water was still flowing and staff had been dispatched to Lansdowne Road where a main shutoff valve for the community is located. The flow was stopped from that location, giving crews time to repair the damage.

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Zoe Scaia Bradshaw puts a rug from her flooded basement on the sailboat the family has parked in their driveway on Bowker Avenue.

The Oak Bay Emergency Services Program was moved from a volunteer agency to staff control in 2003. The fire chief acts as the program’s coordinator. When the program is activated, the fire department acts as a broker for all other emergency, medical, utility and policing services, with its on-site incident command officer assessing needs and making the required contacts. “As soon as a responding agency begins to be overwhelmed with an incident, we should be called,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Cockle. “The situation (on Bowker Ave.) was a good example of where we were needed.” The program also coordinates the work of dozens of volunteers who assist in hands-on community response services.

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While crews worked to stem the flow of water, other public works crews worked to sandbag the entire length of the street, trying to hold back the flow. That came too late for resident Martin Scaia, whose newly renovated basement was flooded with four feet of water. “My kids’ bedrooms are down there and they’ve lost everything. They have no clothes … nothing. And the neighbour’s fuel tank is obviously leaking because you can smell diesel fumes in my basement.” A major concern for residents was that, although the Oak Bay fire department is the agency that has been designated to coordinate emergency response in Oak “These people Bay, no one from public works have suffered a thought to call pretty traumatic them in. It took more than twoevent.” and-half hours for - Diane Payne the Fire Department to be notified of the event, said Assistant Fire Chief Cam Thomson. He confirmed that the first call came in at about 11 a.m., not from public works, but from a homeowner who called 911 after his home was flooded and he was unable to get any information from the public works staff on site about what he should be doing. The Fire Department came to the site and immediately advised residents to evacuate, called in B.C. Hydro to turn off the power to the block and established an emergency shelter at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. That emergency shelter helped residents of Bowker Ave. with everything from food and clothing to shelter and had volunteers available to advise on home repair and insurance claims. The volunteers manning the centre were primarily concerned with being sensitive to the victims of the flooding, according to shelter manager Diane Payne. “These people have suffered a pretty traumatic event. We’re very sensitive to the stress that they’re experiencing,” she said. By late evening, all the affected residents had found temporary housing and the emergency shelter

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(Above) the source of the flood at the corner of Eastdowne Road and Bowker Avenue. was closed. Water service was restored to the block Tuesday evening and by Wednesday morning, B.C. Hydro had inspected and certified homes to be safe, allowing for power to be restored. Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, who was only notified of the disaster after 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, immediately went to the area to speak to residents and ensure that everything possible was being done to address the situation. “We’re certainly going to look into it (the response time for emergency services). People have already spoken to me and I know they’re concerned, and I don’t blame them,” said Jensen. Deputy Fire Chief Dave Cockle confirmed that meetings began on Tuesday and continued Wednesday morning to investigate the apparent breakdown in communication and emergency protocols that occurred during the flood. “We know that things went wrong and we’re learning from the mistakes that were made. We’re meeting with all the parties involved to make sure that we improve the process,” he said. f reporter@vicnews. n/News staf Sharon Tiffi com

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(Above and inset) Martin Scaia points out the height to which the water level rose in a basement bedroom of his home. (Left) homeowners Diane Heavener, left, and Zoe Scaia Bradshaw share a consoling hug after seeing the damage done to their homes by the floodwaters.

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Ave welcomes The Oaks Imagination is the key to the menu Tim Collins News staff

Isa Hussien, one of the new owners of The Oaks, the newest addition to dining on Oak Bay Avenue, has been in the restaurant business since he was four years old. “That was me, standing on a chair and rolling roti for my family’s restaurant,” said Hussien. “I loved the business then, and I love it more now.” The Oaks, located at 2250 Oak Bay Ave., is described by Hussien as a family establishment, serving West Coast fare. “We want everyone leaving the place to be, not just satisfied with a sort of, ‘that was OK’ kind of attitude, we want them thrilled and wanting to come back for the next experience.” To accomplish that goal Hussien has teamed up with restaurateur and chef Mick Hopkins. Hopkins’ background involves high-end camp food, served to executives and professionals in remote camps. “He brought fine dining to places where that was unknown. He has imagination and skills that give us a solid base,” Hussien said. The Oaks has also hired wellknown local chef Darcy Smith to guide the kitchen. “Nothing goes on the menu just for the sake of being there. Things like chicken fingers or burgers. We have burgers, but take a look at our flame thrower burger with a fresh patty with fresh chopped salsa on a Portofino bun. It’s amazing,” said Hussien. Hussien hurried to point out that the dinner menu is equally succulent, featuring fresh, flavourful, and imaginative dishes

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The Oaks owners Mick Hopkins, left, and Isa Hussien hold a blackened chicken sandwich plate at their restaurant, which is now open on Oak Bay Avenue. at a reasonable price. neighbourhood, is to capture “This isn’t a place where we what was best about both of want you to come once every those restaurants and improve few months and get gouged on upon it. We’ll be coming up the the price,” he said. “This is all middle of those two concepts.” about building a business where The restaurant is still in a you can get fantassoft opening phase tic food at a fair and during which it is “Nothing goes working out the affordable price so you can come on the menu just for challenges of a back a few times a new establishment. the sake of being week.” They’ll be opening The Oaks is occu- there.” on the weekend, pying the space with what Hussien - Isa Hussien that has housed is confident will the two other eating best of customer establishments since 2009, when service. the Blethering Place closed its “We’ve put together a team of doors and was replaced by the people here who all have a lot Oak Bay Bistro. Still, Hussien is of experience in the hospitality confident that his concept at the industry,” said Hussien. “They all Oaks will succeed in the same understand the concept of great location. service and they’ll all be working “The Blethering Place had its to make every dining experience charm and the Bistro came in here a positive one. One that will with a very high-end environ- make people want to tell their ment. What we’re doing, after friends to try us out.” taking a lot of time talking to the reporter@vicnews.com

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Carol Hubberstey and Clair Wakefield of 2776 Dewdney Ave. are getting ready to open their home to about 30 friends, neighbours and even a few total strangers. It’s all part of the Home Routes concert series, in which musicians from across North America and beyond register to provide an evening of entertainment to small audiences, right in people’s homes. The series is the brainchild of Tim Osmond, who started Home Routes, a nonprofit organization, in Winnipeg in 2007. They audition musicians, primarily in the folk, blues and world music genres, and then send those performers out on scheduled home concert tours. The performers arrive at the homes and play a full two- to three-hour set for what tend to be small, but appreciative

crowds. “After the concert, the performers have a chance to mingle with their audience, talk to them and get to know people they would never have met,” said Osmond. “It often turns out to be a great little gathering.” There are 16 tours currently running across Canada, from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia, and the Vancouver Island tour has a total of eight concert stops for the musicians. Hubberstey and Wakefield’s, Oak Bay home became one of those stops when they responded to an advertisement looking for people who were interested in hosting a concert. “We had a short interview, provided some details about our house and it was done,” said Wakefield. “We advertised the first show, but for the second and from now on, we really just rely on word of mouth and friends and neighbours.

The shows are real popular, so it’s not hard to fill the place.” They’ll be hosting their third musical event on Nov. 28 and anticipate a full house. “We charge $20 for the night and all of that money goes to the performers,” said Wakefield. “The idea is fantastic. It gives people a chance to hear this great music that they wouldn’t ordinarily hear and it’s a good way for emerging musicians to supplement their income during the winter when the festival circuit is done.” He said that he and Hubberstey really don’t have to do anything but provide chairs, and perhaps some coffee, for their guests, although he admits that they’ve provided some other refreshments and food at the two events that they’ve hosted to date. “It takes a bit of organization, but it’s worth it. The last two concerts that we did were so amazing. So much fun. These talented people

are right there, and the atmosphere is so intimate. It’s like nothing you’re ever going to experience anywhere else.” Wakefield and Hubberstey still have three concerts to go after next week’s event in February, March and April. “I’m pretty sure we’ll sign up again next season, too. It’s a great idea.” The Nov. 28 concert will feature Grant Simpson and Don Ogilvie, two jazz/folk musicians who have played together for seven years, across North America and as far away as Shanghai, China. “They have a jazzy-blues compilation that is just going to blow people away,” said Osmond. “These people in Oak Bay are in for a real treat.” Osmond said that anyone wishing to attend a concert or host their own home concerts can contact him at tim@homeroutes.ca or by calling, toll free 1-866-925-6889. reporter@vicnews.com

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Carol Hubberstey, left, and Clair Wakefield open their home to friends and strangers as they host a Home Routes concert next week.

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“It’s an opportunity to get back to where we were; an effective marketing machine as a province.� – Robert Gialloreto, Tourism Victoria CEO Destination B.C. is the result of a 15-month consultation with the Tourism Industry Association of B.C., which represents the 18,000 tourism businesses across the province. Lana Denoni, association chair, said the new corporation has a degree of transparency and accountability that didn’t exist under the old Tourism B.C. model. “The ease of communication with an organization outside of government is certainly much quicker,� she said.

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Federal News readers get a glimpse into the minds byelection of the six candidates vying to become happens Victoria’s next Member of Parliament Nov. 26

Donald Galloway Green

Dale Gann Conservative

Art Lowe Libertarian

Philip Ney Christian Heritage

Murray Rankin New Democrat

Paul Summerville Liberal

Age -- 60

Age -- 44

Age -- 52

Age -- 77

Age -- 62

Age -- 55

Occupation -- Law professor

Occupation -- President, Vancouver Island Technology Park and Marine Technology Centre.

Occupation -- Not provided

Occupation -- Physician

Occupation -- Environmental lawyer

Previous elected political experience -- None

Previous elected political experience -- None

What is your opinion on sewage treatment being revisited or delayed? -- We are not supporting it. A perfect sewage treatment plant does exactly what the ocean outfall currently does with our sewage. This whole billon-dollar public relations exercise and nightmare is wasteful, harmful and dangerous to families in Victoria. Keep it based on real science, not myth and emotions that are pulling on the heartstrings of the public. Families in Victoria will not be able to afford the extra hundreds of dollars a year that will be added to local property tax bills.

Previous elected political experience -- Two terms on the Greater Victoria School Board (chaired curriculum committee)

Occupation -- Adjunct professor at the Peter Gustavson School of Business (on leave)

Previous elected political experience -- None What is your opinion on sewage treatment being revisited or delayed? -- It should be delayed, but we will need secondary sewage treatment in the future. The next step should be for the Victoria MP to approach relevant departments (Environment, Fisheries and Oceans, DND) to assess their flexibility. With so much money at stake, we need to be sure that the plan we have is the best available. What are your priorities for transit? -- Municipal transit choices should be based on decision-making by local voices. The federal government should not prescribe conditions. That said, there should be a national transit strategy that emphasizes and supports high-efficiency, low-carbon solutions. I’m a big fan of trains and bikes. How would you bring the federal government to your constituents? -- Two-way communication is essential. An MP should have a close relationship with the active and committed social organizations of civil society. Their assistance in identifying local needs is indispensable. An MP should also be a keen listener to individual interests and needs. The regular town hall meeting is an effective device, as is an open and experienced constituency office. It will also be important for the MP to be a tenacious advocate of local interests in Ottawa. What is your regular mode of transportation? -a) Bus to work (fall/winter) b) Recumbent trike to work (spring/summer; sold just before the campaign) c) Car

What is your opinion on sewage treatment being revisited or delayed? -- I have heard a clear message from Victorians: they do not want to pollute our coastal waters; and they have serious concerns with the CRD plan. I have also heard a clear message from marine scientists: there is no current scientific evidence showing any damage to the coastal waters of B.C. Therefore, I favour regular monitoring of pollution levels in our oceans to determine if and when action should be taken. What are your priorities for transit? -- We need an integrated, regional transit system involving rail, rapid transit, airports and seaports. At present, our transportation system is fragmented and the municipal, provincial and federal governments are not co-operating in finding solutions. The absence of a regional transportation strategy is costing this community in many ways: the added costs of doing business, disruption of family life, poorer quality of life and the difficulty in attracting workers to Victoria. How would you bring the federal government to your constituents? -- My philosophy is to “listen and lead.” By that, I mean I will listen to Victorians and take their concerns to the table in Ottawa. Victoria needs a powerful and influential voice in Ottawa. This city, where I was born and raised and where I have chosen to raise my family, has enormous potential. Let’s work together to fulfill its promise. What is your regular mode of transportation? -- Automobile to and from work

What are your priorities for transit? -- We prefer to see it privatized, as too much money is being wasted by government. How would you bring the federal government to your constituents? -- As part of the Government of Canada, I will be working for you to reduce the size of government to a minimum, protect your personal liberty and rights, eliminate personal income tax and bring in a user-pay system for services. What is your regular mode of transportation? -- I walk or take the bus service, or use alternate ways to get around.

What is your opinion on sewage treatment being revisited or delayed? -Primary treatment can be most effectively and cheaply accomplished with modern septic tanks for homes and apartments (subsidized). Sterile solids, pumped out every two to three years, could be fertilizer. No one can afford any increase in taxes from sewage treatment. Therefore scrap the current plans. What are your priorities for transit? -- Walking and cycling promote health and cut health-care costs. Distances can be moderate if the city is progressively decentralized, as in Europe. With modern communication it isn’t necessary to be physically close to co-workers or competitors. Work done in homes is better for families. Home working parents can concentrate better because they are not constantly worrying about their precious baby in the daycare. How would you bring the federal government to your constituents? -- Victorians can frequently communicate their opinions on problems and proposals at small cost. Their opinions, using analogue scales, can be used as a mini-referendum. Island MPs can meet in local public discussions to form and forward regional legislation. This can decrease discussion time in Parliament and shorten delays of implementation. It will reduce lobbying and travelling. What is your regular mode of transportation? -- Living in Sooke, I drive a small SUV, but try to use the bus whenever possible.

Previous elected political experience -- None What is your opinion on sewage treatment being revisited or delayed? -- I don’t believe that we should pump sewage into the ocean for another generation. We shouldn’t saddle our children with a burden that will only be more expensive in the future. We are one of the only major cities on the Pacific Coast without secondary sewage treatment. Both the B.C. Liberals and federal Conservatives have ordered clean-up – it’s time to move forward. What are your priorities for transit? -- I support Olivia Chow’s National Transportation Strategy Act (C-305). Canada is the only G8 country without dedicated federal transit funding and a national plan. Efficient, affordable transit can be a major economic driver and an easy way to manage our carbon emissions. However, to develop these kinds of transit systems there needs to be federal funding and a cohesive strategy. How would you bring the federal government to your constituents? -- I believe that our MP should represent Victoria’s interests in Ottawa, and not the other way around. I will follow in Denise Savoie’s footsteps in representing all of Victoria, not just those who vote for me. I promise to stand up for my city and my region and work with all parties to best meet Victoria’s needs. What is your regular mode of transportation? -- Most often I ride my bike, but I do use my car and transit as well.

Previous elected political experience -- None What is your opinion on sewage treatment being revisited or delayed? -The current proposals will provide no net environmental benefit, according to UVic ocean scientists and public health officials. We need to delay the project and revisit the proposed solution to implement a 21st-century technology that will provide us with real improvements, not a 19th-century solution that will cost $1 billion with no improvement. What are your priorities for transit? -- We need to look at creating a 21st-century transportation infrastructure that will allow people to take transit, walk and cycle safely and efficiently. Instead of investing $1 billion in sewage infrastructure that will provide no net benefit, we should look at investing that infrastructure money in transportation solutions. How would you bring the federal government to your constituents? -- As your Member of Parliament, I would maintain an office in the riding to serve the citizens of Victoria. But I would also look at ways to use new technologies in innovative ways to provide information and services to my constituents. Telephone town halls, Internet-based video conferencing and social media should all be employed to better communicate with people in Victoria. What is your regular mode of transportation? -- Car

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Local issue goes national All six candidates in the Nov. 26 Victoria federal byelection have offered their thoughts on sewage treatment for the Capital Region, in one forum or another in recent weeks. If you missed hearing it in person, you can read their views on the issue on this newspaper’s website printed in our Byelection sheds or candidate survey broader light on (page A10). It’s not surprising sewage treatment that all of the candidates have hitched their campaign wagons to the do-itnow or wait-till-it-gets-bad camps on sewage treatment. It’s an acknowledgement by would-be MPs and their promoters that public awareness on the issue is as high as it has been since pro-treatment character Mr. Floatie achieved international notoriety. A cynic might say those trying to gain office are simply taking advantage of the momentum being built by local politicians who question the logic of building a nearly $800-million facility, rather than holding off until damage to the marine environment becomes significant. On the other hand, an optimist – one who also questions the decision to spend that kind of money on secondary treatment – might say it’s a good thing if a broader light can be shed on the marine science that has seemingly been ignored in this whole affair. Five years ago, we encouraged all affected levels of government to give the science a more thorough evaluation. We continue to hold the view that research on the impact to the marine environment is incomplete. With party leaders and other influential MPs campaigning with Victoria byelection candidates the past couple of weeks – all but Green leader Elizabeth May are from back east – we hope the whys of sewage treatment gain a higher profile in Ottawa in the near future. That may not prompt the Conservative government to rethink its ban on dumping untreated sewage into the ocean, but it may buy cash-strapped Capital Region residents some time before we have to start shelling out for a treatment facility. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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The B-52s is a manly band name New parents paint the walls of It’s actually quite comical how their son’s nursery blue. Or they’ll people respond when you rattle off dress their infant daughter in pink. the sexes of all 26 characters of the Unless you’re alphabet. Most people interested in sparking will sit silently, thinking, a discussion on gender and then defensively say, norms, it doesn’t seem “No, M should be a guy!” worth second-guessing No, to me they’re that society identifies wrong. M is a gal. baby boys and baby girls And so are A, C, D, G, L, by assigning a pastel N, O, Q, V and Y. colour to each sex. B, E, F, H, I, J, K, P, R, S, But to me, it’s a T, U, W, X and Z are male. no-brainer that blue is As are 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and a boy’s colour and pink the colours blue, green, Kyle Slavin is a girl’s colour. That’s brown, beige, black and The Gen-Y Lens grey. 3, 4, 8, 9 and 0 are because my mind works different than most female, along with red, people’s. yellow, orange, purple, pink, white I have a neurological condition … you get the idea. known as synesthesia. More What’s my justification for these specifically, I have the ordinalgender assignments? I’m not sure, linguistic personification form of the and I’ve tried to analyze it all. condition. Most people I chat with about my Without an ounce of mental effort synesthesia disagree with me on or requirement of thought, my brain green, orange and purple. assigns genders to colours, letters They think I should think green’s and numbers. It’s second nature to a girly colour, and orange and me. My brain has done this since as purple are manly. far back as I can remember. I can’t reverse or switch the The genders never change – C genders my brain doled out is always female, 7 is always male decades ago, so they’re really – and some letters and numbers wasting their breath attempting to have personalities (G, for example, change my mind. is a burly, angsty female). Blue Ordinal-linguistic personification has always been male, and pink is is a very mild form of synesthesia. always female. The condition, as it’s defined, is a It wasn’t until I was 20 that I “union of senses.” realized the way my mind treated Some synesthetes taste words, numbers, letters and colours was while others see sounds. unusual. “The male singer’s voice (is) gray I figured everyone else did the and the female’s (is) white, both same thing – but after quizzing fading in and out of the darkness my friends, family and co-workers, while the percussion makes the nope, apparently not. background ebb and flow. It’s like

watching a birds-eye view of a black ocean during the nighttime with strobe lights flickering on and off coming from underwater.” That’s how a sound-colour synesthete, who posted about his experience online, described listening to one indie British pop band’s songs. That seems pretty sensational. It would be problematic to have a gustatory banquet stimulate your taste buds with every conversation you have or book you read. But I think tasting words would be a really neat form of synesthesia to have. I’m not sure if the strength of one’s synesthesia is ever so powerful that it’s handicapping, but when I think back on my childhood and formative years, I realize my synesthesia did impact my day-today life. I wore, almost exclusively, blues, blacks, greens and greys, and shied away from purchasing anything purple, pink, orange or red. I wasn’t consciously trying to dress one particular way, I just didn’t want to wear the colours that I thought everyone else, like me, perceived to be female. Having been a synesthete since childhood, I can’t imagine living a life where I don’t harmlessly and naturally segregate colours, numbers and letters by gender. I just wish everyone else could experience what we synesthetes experience – your senses don’t know what they’re missing. Kyle Slavin is a reporter for the Saanich News. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Walk in the leaves From left to right, Jennifer Martin, Tess, Molly and James Cairns enjoy a walk through a layer of freshly fallen leaves at Uplands Park on a crisp fall day.

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Cohen addressed salmon poaching Re: Salmon mystery far from solved (B.C. Views, Nov. 14). Discussing the Cohen Commission report on the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon runs, Tom Fletcher writes, “Poaching on the Fraser? Cohen didn’t get around to that.” This is inaccurate. In volume two, chapter two, page 35, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen states: “I am also concerned that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) does not estimate illegal or unauthorized catch to use in its management of the fishery. This information could be helpful to fisheries managers in a variety of ways – for example, in directing

enforcement activities, allocating fishing access, and providing postseason accounting of returns.” Justice Cohen goes on to say: “I accept the evidence of those witnesses who said that conservation is best served by proactively preventing fish from being taken illegally from the water. “Preventing the illegal taking of fish will likely involve a combination of community education and stewardship and on-the-ground enforcement activities. “Effective catch monitoring of all sectors is an important component of this plan, as is the realistic allocation and identification of

food, social and ceremonial fish to Aboriginal groups. I do not want to suggest that afterthe-fact investigations are not also important; they are. Indeed, enforcement activities aimed at illegal sales may provide an effective deterrent to taking fish illegally out of the water.” On page 54 of the same volume: “In my view, preventing the illegal taking of fish should be the priority consideration when DFO is faced with focusing its resource expenditure within any of the three pillars.” John Newcomb Victoria

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fundraising costs and salary information. Charity Intelligence is an organization that analyzes the financial picture of charities across Canada to help donors determine where their donations would be best used. For a full list of Top Picks, visit charityintelligence.ca.

Greater Victorians lead online donor list Online charity donation facilitator CanadaHelps.org has rated communities across the country for their level of giving through its website. On that list, Greater Victoria ranked first for most donations per capita, with 7.9 donations per 100 people, well ahead of Vancouver, which came in second at 2.1 donations per 100 residents. Provincially, B.C. ranked second for total donations with 49,707 and third in total raised with $6.2 million. editor@vicnews.com

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Having produced more than 20 plays at Craigdarroch Castle, Metro Theatre and McPherson Playhouse, Ian Case knows a thing or two about what makes good theatre. He also has a knack for finding the horror in everything. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that Case’s production of George Orwell’s 1984 zeroes in on the physical horrors of Big Brother’s absolute grip on power. “(The story) is a very stark reminder of humanity’s ability to be inhuman to humanity,” Case said. Written by David Elendune, 1.9.8.4. – read as “one, nine, eight, four” to evoke less connection to the year – uses the backdrop of a futuristic dystopia called Victory City. Case said the audience will notice “gentle implications” of familiar Victoria sights sprinkled throughout the play – think cherry blossoms in Spring – as the torrid love affair develops between Winston (Eric Holmgren)

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Case said. The adaptation is Elendune’s first, although the career writer has six plays (including Good Night, Uncle Joe) and a novel under his belt. He chose 1984 for its iconic value as “that

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Bentall brings Cariboo to town If Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts took over the Grand Ole Opry, and invited all of their friends for one heck of a show, you’d end up with Barney Bentall’s Grand Cariboo Opry. The cast this year will include Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Wendy Bird and more. Over the past five years Bentall’s opry has raised $37,800, which was shared between the Sidney Lions food bank and the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Last year the concert raised more than $10,000. This year’s show is on Saturday Nov. 24 at the First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. in Victoria. Tickets are $30 and are available at Lyle’s Place and online at eventbrite.com. llavin@vicnews.com

Barney Bentall brings his Grand Cariboo Opry to Victoria this weekend. Submitted photo

A bloody good time Sinful singer Theodore Trout, alternative-rock DJ, longtime agent provocateur of The Fish Show, and crazed animator, has released his spawn. Five years in the making, Trout’s faithful retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula through a vibrant new lens is at once a thrilling riff and an eye-popping feat of indie filmmaking. Vampire maven Zahir Blue claims, “Dracula Lord of the Damned looks like it was done on a budget that would pay for maybe a nice car, but with a startling imagination behind it. Every frame looks amazing, with imagination taking the place of expensive digital effects. Here is a Dracula demonic yet human, sexual and predatory, deluded, horrific, alien and somehow tragic.� Whether you’re a horror fan, a vampire lover, an indie film-ophile, or just out for a ripping good time, see Dracula, Lord of the Damned, Nov. 26, at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Doors open at 7:30, screening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or for advanced tickets, contact Kirsty Barclay at kmbarclay@yahoo.com or 250-508-7739. This is an all-ages, licensed venue (suggested for mature audiences). Fangs, optional.

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One-upping big bro Marcus Davis AAA Player of the Year Travis Paterson News staff

When Terrell Davis is your big brother, meeting the expectations he set as a player can seem a bit daunting. The former Mount Douglas Rams running back won just about everything there was to win at the AAA high school football level. But it hasn’t taken long for younger brother Marcus, two years Terrell’s junior, to find a way to make a mark of his own. Marcus was named B.C.’s AAA Player of the Year on Monday, the ultimate accolade for a high school player. “Usually it goes to a senior but I guess I proved myself to the voters,” said Davis, still just 16. “It’s pretty cool, and it’s hard to follow in (Terrell’s) footsteps, but I think I’ve oneupped him.” The award takes into account a player’s all around game, and no one is as dynamic in all areas of the field as Davis. “According to this year’s statistics, one in every five times Marcus touches the football he scores a touchdown, which is nothing short of amazing,” said Rams head coach Mark Townsend. “He’s is our hybrid offensive player and is equally dangerous lining up either as a (wide) receiver or as running back,

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Vikes on the road against Golden Bears, Pandas The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team let an 11-point lead slip away in the third quarter of their match at UVic’s McKinnon Gym on Saturday, but hung on to win 77-63 over the Trinity Western Spartans. The Vikes men are now 5-1 in the Canada West conference. They retook a comfortable 19-point lead late in the game with three-pointers from Brandon Dunlop, Brin Taylor and Terrell Evans. Michael Acheampong led the scoring for UVic with 17 points on Saturday and 20 points in the Vikes’ 71-61 loss to the Spartans on Friday. The Vikes women’s basketball team outclassed the Spartans in both of their meetings, 72-59 on Saturday and 73-61 on Friday. Debbie Yeboah led the Vikes in scoring in both games with 23 and 25 points. The Vikes men’s and women’s teams are away today (Nov. 23) and tomorrow against the Alberta Golden Bears/Pandas and Saskatchewan Huskies. Both games are broadcast live on canadawest.tv.

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Mount Doug’s Marcus Davis carries against the Terry Fox Ravens at Westhills Stadium on Friday (Nov. 16). Davis scored four touchdowns, one of them an 82-yard kick return. and is an outstanding kick returner.” Davis has returned a kick or punt for a touchdown five times. He plays cornerback on defence. “For Marcus to win this

award is a tremendous achievement, especially considering he’s only in Grade 11.” Davis can’t be recruited by the NCAA until next summer, but has already received a letter of interest from Penn State,

hoping to draw his attention. Rams Zach Wilkinson, Ashton MacKinnon, Julian Luis and Mason Swift were named AAA all-stars. sports@vicnews.com

Stopping Maleek Travis Paterson News staff

His name is Maleek Irons and the W.J. Mouat Hawks tailback is the single most dangerous football player in all of B.C. The Mount Douglas Rams face the Hawks in the provincial AAA semifinals tomorrow (Nov. 24), 5:30 p.m. at UBC’s Thunderbird stadium. It’s a rematch of last year’s Subway Bowl, when the Rams rallied from behind to win 42-35. To say Irons is the central figure of Saturday’s game is an understatement. Without him, the Hawks would come unhinged. Problem is, he’s been unstoppable, including a five-touchdown game against the Rams, a 52-49 Hawks’ win on Oct. 13. “Mouat has a tremendous offensive line who are quick enough to get to the linebacker level and obviously an outstanding running back in Irons,” Townsend said. “We know all too well what (Irons) is

capable of. He has tremendous leg drive and the ability to break through tackles and admittedly we did not do a good job in tackling him in our first meeting.” Last week Irons scored a season-high seven touchdowns to lead the Hawks to a 55-22 victory over the West Vancouver Highlanders in the B.C. AAA quarterfinals. In the process, Irons set a new single-season rushing record of 3,184 yards in 11 games, surpassing the 3,173 yards registered by Reg Bradshaw of the Centennial Centaurs back in 2001. Irons has also scored a mind-boggling 43 touchdowns. “Every time we play there’s always sparks that are flying. It’s going to be another good game,” Marcus Davis said. “They’re not as strong in the passing game, so if we shut down the running game we’ll come out with a victory.” The Rams are one of the youngest AAA teams in the province, with just nine players set to graduate from the 30 man ros-

Fourth-year women’s soccer player Olivia deGoede of the UVic Vikes is the 2012 Provost Award winner. DeGoede leads 58 student-athletes named to the Vikes’ annual honour roll. A Victoria native, DeGoede is a goalkeeper with the Vikes women's soccer program which won bronze at the CIS national championship on Nov. 11. The biology major had an 8.90 GPA for the 2011-12 academic year. Each of the 58 students achieved an 80 per cent average or higher in the classroom.

Vikes, Bays meet in playoff towards Island’s Barnard Cup One week after a massive come-frombehind victory over the Castaway Wanderers, the UVic Vikes face an even stiffer test. On Saturday the Vikes host the James Bay Athletic Association in a Vancouver Island Rugby Union match that goes towards the storied Barnard Cup Island championship. Kick off is 2:45 p.m. at Wallace Field. Last week James Bay had a bye while the Vikes, down 12-6 at half, came back to top the Castaway Wanderers 23-17.

Young Velox ruggers fall to Cowichan in Island final John Morrow/Black Press

Maleek Irons hurdles Trevor Ridley of the Rams on Oct. 13. ter this year. The Rams’ attack is equally balanced, with Davis and Brian Dowds at receiver and the duo of Mason Swift and Julian Luis at running back. The Rams are coming off a 45-20 quarterfinal win over the Terry Fox Ravens at Westhills Stadium on Friday (Nov. 16). The junior Rams also made the AAA semifinals, and played yesterday (Nov. 22) at UBC against the junior Terry Fox Ravens. sports@vicnews.com - with files from Dan Kanvig

The Velox Rugby Club’s under-19 men’s side showed promise this season, bettering local rivals James Bay and Castaway Wanderers to make the Island U19 final. But on Sunday (Nov. 18) Velox lost in the Island final to Cowichan, 38-5. Castaway Wanderers beat James Bay 31-28 in the consolation final. Castaway Wanderers dominated at the boys U17 level, defeating Nanaimo 53-7 in that final.

Trio of junior Rams footballers headed to Texas Junior Rams running back Manny Lopez, defensive lineman Byron MacKinnon and offensive lineman Jesse Woollard, have been selected to 15-and-under Team Canada for the U.S. Army All-American games, held in San Antonio in January.


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Grade 11 student Émilie Wong is the captain of the Lambrick Park Lions volleyball team, the 2012 Island AA champs. leyball for the University of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and 2010 captain Taryn Gmitroski, who plays volleyball for the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose. Wong was a teammate with both of them, making this her third straight trip to provincials. “I was pretty small kid in Grade 9, and (Gmitroski) had to pump me up. Whenever I think about how to lead, I think about what they did. (Holt) pushed us a lot, too.” Wong is also contemplating a college start to her post-secondary studies so she can keep playing volleyball. But it’s not such a simple decision for the awardwinning academic. She has a 4.0 GPA and had the top chemistry 11 mark last year, as a Grade 10 student. “I’m hoping for a (university) scholarship in both, and I’ve given a little thought to starting at Camosun. I know the coach (Chris Dahl) and that would be

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STEAMWORKS: A club for men to meet men. 582 Johnson St., Victoria. 250-3836623 steamworksvictoria.com

WE’RE ON THE WEB

DESIGNER COAT sweater, (Rodier), oatmeal colour, size 12, $50. Call (250)658-8201. HUGO WALKER, $99. Never been used. Please call (250)727-2720. KENMORE MICRO Oven, Circular Wave, 1100 watts, $70 obo. Call (250)477-5798.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local ofďŹ ce.

www.PitStopLoans.com 1.800.514.9399

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com

MEN’S FAR West winter gortex jacket with hood, Xlrg, $65. Call (250)656-6197.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ďŹ r, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. FIREWOOD NOV. to Dec. Special. Seasoned Fir $200/cord. Free del. with 2 cord order. Call 778-679-7687 or 250-413-7126 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE

STOREWIDE LIQUIDATION! Everything Goes, Reasonable Offers Accepted! Bunk-Beds, Beds, Mattresses, Dressers, B/R Suites, Bookcases, WallUnits, Curio/China Cabinets, Wardrobes, Dinettes, Lamps, Mirrors, Painting, Sofas, Loves, Chairs, Recliners, Great Deals, While Stock Lasts! Heaters, Axes, Tarps & Lots of Tools & Hdwe! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. Mon - Sat 9-5 buyandsave.ca TWIN SIZE bunk beds, Canwood Alpine solid lodgepole pine wood, with 5 “ foam mattresses and matching 7 drawer solid lodgepole pine chest. Like new. Used maybe 10 times for our visiting grandchildren. Paid $1125.00. Asking $600. (250)658-4242.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE

PETS

Mount Washington

EQUESTRIAN

John or Bridget 250-897-4888

HORSEBACK RIDING boots, black leather. “Ariatâ€? brand tall boots, woman’s size 7.5, regular calf, medium height. Excellent condition. Perfect ďŹ rst pair of show boots! Paid $400, asking $250 obo. 250-391-5992, leave message. (Westshore)

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Franchise for sale

Email: bridget@ galleryatsaratoga.com

HOUSES FOR SALE

BUFFET/ HUTCH, solid wood 18�Dx50�Wx79�H, red/brown tone, $245. (250)380-8733.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE APPLIANCES APPLIANCE REPAIR & Services. Residential/Commercial BBB member. 250-388-0278.

BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

CHINESE CARPET- 12’x9’. Beautiful condition, dark blue background. $1,400. Call (250)208-2642. EVERYTHING GOES AT DREAMLAND KIDS CLOSING OUT SALE! Up to $250. off cribs, $500. off dressers, $600. off bunks, 50-75% off kid’s bedding! 3194 Douglas St., at the corner of Alpha.

FREE OAK Entertainment unit, like new, 50x50. (250)385-3777. FREE: ROSE coloured hide-abed/couch, in immaculate condition. Call (250)478-7676. FREE: VERY old trunk, suitable for storage. Call (250)598-1171 after 4pm.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

FREE: 6 dozen wine bottles, pre washed. (250)475-0980. Quinsam Communications is looking for a qualiďŹ ed Two-way Radio Technician 2 years experience preferred Wage to be determined by experience. Email: topper@quinsam.ca or Fax: 250-287-4511

NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

FREE ITEMS

LOST AND FOUND FOUND. TRAY of tools, by Victoria Airport. Please call (250)656-7707

CADENZA FOR ofďŹ ce or TV stand, 3 drawers, 60â€?l, 20â€?w, 30â€?d. $60. (250)294-2553. CHRISTMAS TREE, lights, star, ornaments, tree skirt, etc... $45. Call (250)477-4426

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! IHEschool.com 1-866-399-3853

LEGALS

WITNESS WANTED - a Hit and Run occurred on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:30AM, at Mckenzie and Shelbourne. A 2004 BMW was rear ended by the unidentiďŹ ed driver of a large silver SUV. If you have any information about the driver or the vehicle that ed the scene, please contact GAVIN @250384-6262 or gmather@awslaw.ca.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BOX OF clock parts, 94 Dodge rims, lady jacket, boy doll, $10 each. (778)265-1615

Osteoporosis~MS~Fibromya lgia? Increase Performance? Commercial Vibration machine. Clinically proven. (250)287-2009.

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. Call 250-478-9231.

JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, good location, beautiful kitchen, NS/NP, $1500/mo. 250-361-9540.

SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!

CALL: 250-727-8437 www.jasmineparsons.com One Percent Realty V.I.

OAK BAY Junction: Jan. 1st. 2-bdrm in quiet, senior’s 55+ building. $850. Heat, h/w incl. N/P. Share purchase required. 1678 Fort St. (250) 595-4593.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Jasmine Parsons

OAK BAY I live live ininthis thisexceptional exceptional community I knowititwell. communityand & know Depend on aorneighbor well. Buying Selling? to be professional, You can count hard on meworking, to be considerate of costs when professional, hard working, selling your home. honest.

Shirle George FAIR Realty

250-888-3953 shirlegeorge@shaw.ca

Senior Living 200 Gorge Road West, Victoria

Ask For Move-In Bonus 1 bdrm. from $865/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,140/mo. • Wheel-chair accessible • Outdoor, indoor and covered parking available • Lockers • Elevators • Laundry room • Balconies • Bicycle storage • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Call Now:250.381.5084 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

RENTALS

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HOMES FOR RENT

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AUTO FINANCING

4 BEDROOM house for rent on acreage located at 1066 Fair rd, brand new wood stove just installed. Large workshop, insulated and wired, perfect for small business. $1150per month. 250-954-9547

WISHART AREA: Single hard working mom with 11 yr old and 2 well trained cats, looking to rent a 1 or 2 bdrm, (approx $1000/mo), within walking distance to Wishart school in Colwood. Exc. ref’s. Please call 250-208-0386 and leave message.

SUITES, LOWER COLWOOD- 1 bdrm Bach, patio, shared W/D, N/S. $820 mo incls utils. 250-391-7915. ESQ/GORGE. Quiet cul-desac. 2 bdrm grnd level, fenced yard, on bus route. Shared W/D, N/S, pet? $995 mo inclds utils. Avail now. 250-384-5466.

CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 63,000 km Great Shape, black interior like new, 4 cylinder great fuel economy without giving up comfort! Asking $13,500 or best offer don’t wait call today ! Call 250-544-1389

TRANSPORTATION

SPORTS & IMPORTS

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

GORDON HEAD, 2 bdrm, $1100 incls all utils, N/S, N/P, avail immed, 250-721-4040.

MCKENZIE EXECUTIVE suite centrally located, weekly/ monthly term. $400. - $1200. (250)419-4587, (778)977-7828

UPTOWN 1-bdrm. 820 sq.ft, 3 storage rms, patio, yard, prkng, own entr & driveway., NS/NP. $800. incl. 250-361-3508

SIDNEY EXECUTIVE suite. near ocean & town. $1295. Short/long term. 250-656-8080

UVIC/CAMOSUN area, 2 bdrm, priv ent, N/P, N/S, $900. Avail immed. (250)477-6652.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

TOWNHOUSES

2 BEDROOM trailers for rent located on the Alberni Hwy, Parksville . Prices range from $600 to $750 per month 250954-9547

SIDNEY- NEW 3 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1700 mo. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-217-4060.

WANTED TO RENT

FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

STORAGE

WANTED, FOR month of January: housesitting or rental of furnished Victoria area home, family of four. Mature, reliable homeowners visiting from northern B.C. Email: simonnattrass@gmail.com

Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

TRANSPORTATION

1981 MERCEDES 300SD Turbo Diesel for sale. 281,000 KMS, (Champagne colour) in fair condition, asking $3000. Maintenance log available. Call 250-885-9010.

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557 1977 CADILLAC Eldorado, beige metallic. Cruise control, automatic. Very good cond., only 80,000 km. $2000. obo. Please call (250)477-7076.

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

CASH PAID

250-885-1427

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MOVING & STORAGE

PLASTERING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

250-361-6193- From a Plug to an Executive Home. We do it all! Reasonable rates! #22779

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups.

WE HAUL CHEAP LTD. Moving & Hauling. (250)8811910. www.wehaulcheap.com

WRIGHT MOVING. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Free Est’s. Call Phil (250)383-8283.

PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PAINTING

PRESSURE WASHING

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

TAX 250-477-4601

CARPENTRY COMPLETE HOME Renos. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced insured. Call Darren 250-217-8131.

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Please call Des 250-656-9363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 WEST HARBOUR Home or commercial, new and reno’s. Best Rates. (250)419-3598.

DRYWALL DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

(250)590-9653.ELECTRICIAN 20 yrs + exp. Residential: New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. $40./hr. Senior’s Discount. Lic.#3003. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

ON POINT PAINTING. Polite, clean cut crew. Professional results. Call (250)744-4927.

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858.

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

GARDENING J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677.

SAFEWAY PAINTING

DIAMOND DAVE GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING AT FAIR PRICES! 250-889-5794.

INSULATION MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

QUALITY INSULATION blown fiberglass. Affordable rates. (250)896-6652.

HANDYPERSONS

SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.

ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.

Peacock Painting

JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. ✭BUBBA’S HAULING✭ Honest, on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service. 250-478-8858.

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.

20% OFF Fall clean-ups, racking, mowing, hedge/shrub trimming. (250)479-6495.

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard a mess? Fall pruning & clean-up. Blackberry & ivy rmvl, weed control. 24yrs exp.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

TREE SERVICES

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

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WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

WINDOW & Gutter Cleaning, minor repairs. Comm/Res. Insured, free est. (250)881-3684

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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Friday, November 23, 2012 - OAK

This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

pg. 8

pg. 23

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 22

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford, 250-889-8200 pg. 7

56-118 Aldersmith Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

101-75 Songhees, $690,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

3806 Campus Cres, $839,000

3343 Wickheim, $574,900

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Realty Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476

pg. 23

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Gray Rothnie, 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 23

pg. 9

pg. 21

Saturday 2:30 - 4PM Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 744-3301

71-14 Erskine Lane, $399,900

410 Superior, $725,000

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 8

1327 Lang, $479,000 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

733A Humboldt Saturday - Tuesday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

209-2529 Wark, $225,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Sunday 2-3:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 7

934 Craigflower, $369,000 pg. 1

pg. 7

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 7

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

Saturday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

5255 Parker, $1,898,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301 pg. 9

20 Phillion, $735,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-477-5353

pg. 9

pg. 7

614 Craigflower Rd, $414,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jack Windle, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

pg. 8

Saturday 12-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

3556 Cedar Hill Rd, $489,000 pg. 3

Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Michael McMullen, 250-881-8225

pg. 11

pg. 2

Saturday 1:30-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

pg. 12

pg. 13

107-3640 Propeller, $414,900 pg. 12

pg. 12

Saturday 1:30-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 15

105-643 Granderson Rd. Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Amanda Orr, 250-686-9961 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

pg. 9

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 13

pg. 7

867 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900 766 Harding, $588,888 pg. 3

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Adrien Bachand, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

2644 Crystalview, $638,800

7161 West Saanich pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

Thursday - Monday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

pg. 1

3288 Mary Anne, $424,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

pg. 14

pg. 11

3404 Haida, $789,000

11075 Salal, $599,000 pg. 11

pg. 14

pg. 6

9708 Fifth St, 599,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

pg. 13

pg. 13

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-478-9600

Saturday 11-1 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 2

pg. 3 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683

pg. 11

495 Goward, $649,000 pg. 22

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

942A Walfred Rd, $499,000 pg. 23

pg. 7

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

pg. 11

pg. 10

pg. 19

pg. 10

pg. 11

pg. 9

637 Kenneth St, $484,100 pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Valerie Edwards, 250-477-9947

pg. 6

2850 Aldwynd pg. 15

Sunday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden 250 589-0248

Tuesday thru Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Pat Guiney, 250 391-6400

pg. 14

pg. 15

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

6577 Felderhof, $425,000 pg. 13

3385 Mary Anne Cres, $559,900

495 Goward, $649,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

978 Rattanwood, $319,900

538 Baker, $539,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

978 Rattanwood, $319,900

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Lanny Parsons, 250-514-1550

390 Wale, $375,000

15-4619 Elk Lake Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 15

982 Preston, $429,900

546 Meredith Cres.

887 Falaise Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

633 Rason Rd, $549,900

pg. 5 Sunday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Agustin Torres, 250-744-3301

pg. 22

3723 Cornus, $384,500

Friday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

637 Rason Rd, $549,500

402-1240 Verdier, $328,500

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

pg. 12

202-2349 James White, $284,500

3504 Savannah Ave, $399,900

4174 Crosshaven Cl, $547,500 109-537 Heatherdale, $449,900

403-1204 Fairfield, $569,900 Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780

pg. 22

4330 Vera Cruz Pl, $599,900 313-3277 Glasgow Ave, $211,900

pg. 10

1642 Tampico, $569,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Welyk, 250-479-3333

pg. 14

102-866 Goldstream, $229,000

71-7701 Central Saanich Rd, $119,500

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900

3536 Richmond Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

pg. 5

101-1235 Johnson St Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

pg. 1

982 Mckenzie, $324,900 Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

pg. 1

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Rene Blais 250 655-0608

1905 Portway, $948,000

349 Lampson, $729,000

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

401-670 Dallas Rd, $589,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-478-9600

pg. 10

4029 Providence, $899,888

4-4305 Maltwood, $469,000

Saturday 1-3 & Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

1026 Tillicum, $489,900 828 Rupert Terrace

pg. 11

5410 Fowler, $575,000 1054 Colville, $539,900

pg. 6

Saturday 1-3 Sotheby’s International James Leblanc, 250-812-7212

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

311-10461 Resthaven, $359,000

1-2325 Henry Ave, $477,000

11-4318 Emily Carr, $539,000

4639 Lochside, $599,900 pg. 9

pg. 22

306-75 Songhees, $698,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

100 Dorothy, $435,000 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 19

114-3962 Cedar Hill, $269,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deb Scott 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

3236 Cedar Hill, $589,000

46-901 Kentwood Lane, $445,000 Sunday 12-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 5

3963 Juan De Fuca

pg. 5

1408 Walnut, $619,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sandra Govender, 250-592-4422

1010 Falmouth, $315,000

3991 Cherrilee, $749,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 11

312-1870 Mckenzie Ave, $209,000

4035 Cumberland Rd, $524,900 pg. 5

edition of

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

1940 San Rafael Cres. $679,000

205-1831 Oak Bay, $419,000

105-225 Belleville, $479,000 Saturday 1-3 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 8

Nov. 22-28

930 Tuxedo, $649,900

3935 Margot, $499,000

2046 Kings Rd, $519,000

1770 Gonzales, $979,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301

Sunday 11-1 Boorman’s Realty Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

2111 Sutherland, $599,000

1044 Davie St, $788,000

BAY NEWS

pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 18

2404 Sun River, $499,900 Sunday 2:30 - 4PM Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 744-3301

27-551 Bezanton, $449,900

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

Saturday& Sunday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

pg. 15

pg. 15

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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, November 23, 2012

STILL IN THEIR HEARTS

Dunahees share story of son’s disappearance New book touches on parents’ struggles and continued hope, two decades after Michael disappeared Natalie North News staff

March 24, 1991 was an ordinary Sunday morning in the Dunahee household. Bruce and Crystal packed up their children, baby Caitlin and four-year-old Michael, and headed toward Blanshard elementary school where Crystal was set to play a round of touch football. When they arrived, Michael wanted to play on his own within sight at a nearby playground – something his parents hadn’t let him do before. “He disappeared from sight in a split second and within the time that Bruce looked down to put Caitlin in the buggy, to when he looked up again, Michael had gone,” said Valerie Green, author of the first authorized book written about Michael’s disappearance. “It’s the story of what happened when Michael Dunahee was presumably abducted and how his family has survived almost 22 years without knowing.” Michael’s abduction was the first child-stranger abduction in Victoria. Drawn from interviews

with family, friends and the Victoria police, Vanished: The Michael Dunahee Story deals with the family’s struggles since Michael went missing, the media challenges and the impact on Caitlin, who grew up in the wake of the abduction. “We sat with Valerie before beginning and we felt she would represent the family in an understanding, compassionate way,” said Crystal Dunahee, who has rejected previous offers to tell her family’s story as a movie. “You know when it’s the right time and from what I’ve read so far, it’s very well put together.” Dunahee also hopes the book will lay to rest some of the misinformation published about her family over the years. “Even after all this time, it still catches me,” said Dunahee, an Esquimalt resident. “It’s still fresh no matter how many years go by. It’s still an open wound.” Since 1991, child services agencies have become more interconnected, added Dunahee, a recipient of the Order of British Columbia for her work as president of Child Find B.C. and Child Find Canada. “If your child does go missing,

without evidence to the contrary. There’s never been a body found. There’s no actual crime scene.” “You never know,” Dunahee said. “(Michael) just might pick up the book himself and realize this is the story of his life that’s missing.” Vanished will be available from local bookstores later this month for $18.95, with half of the proceeds to support Child Find BC. “Hopefully it’s a lot safer world, but at the same time, I think it’s taken away a lot of the freedom for children to be able to go out and play, which is a shame,” Green said. nnorth@saanichnews.com

David Green photo

Author Valerie Green, left, poses with Crystal and Bruce Dunahee at the Michael Dunahee Keep the Hope Alive Fun Run/Walk in April. The trio have co-operated for a book on Michael’s disappearance. you don’t have to reach out to every single agency that assists with missing children,” she said. “That was the most heart wrenching thing I had to do.” The book, Green said, is written

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Keep the hope alive for Michael Dunahee, his family and all missing children during a gala fundraiser for Child Find B.C., Nov. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom, 1586 Esquimalt Rd. Tickets are available by pre-purchase only, for $40, by calling 250-382-7311.

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VICTORIANEWS SAANICHNEWS GOLDSTREAMNEWS OAK BAYNEWS

Thanksgiving is gone and Christmas is coming! Give yourself an early Christmas gift – join the Free Active Choices Program Club and receive a personal coach to support you in reaching your physical activity goals. Our volunteer telephone coaches are trained to work with you to design a program you can stay on to achieve success just in time for Christmas and beyond. You deserve it. To get connected to a coach contact Angela 1.877.522.1492 or email her at angela.activechoices@shaw.ca Recent research by the Heart and Stroke Foundation suggested that 80% of us want to exercise but can’t find the time and getting started before Christmas is the right time.

Club member Feedback This program has been absolutely wonderful for me. I now walk every day, often 30 - 60 minutes. I walk at lunch or after work, it relieves my stress, in fact the changes have been terrific and the program has been excellent for me. The coach has been very supportive and encouraging and I am going to miss her at the end of the six months. And, I am now down 14 lbs, it has all been terrific.

This program is funded by your Ministry of Health

Living Active is Living Well


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Friday, November 23, 2012 - OAK

BAY NEWS

Hospitals Foundation nets a half million

COMMUNITY NEWS

Daniel Palmer

Fundraiser to protect Galiano Island

News staff

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation raised a record $458,000 through its 22nd annual Visions gala at the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Saturday night. The money will go towards the $500,000 cost of nine medication dispensing cabinets for the Royal Jubilee Patient Care Centre. “The (cabinets) allow caregivers to do their jobs more safely and

efficiently and are proven pledge drive and a bear “It’s wonderful raffle. to reduce medication errors. It’s wonderful Since 1989, Victoria that everyone at that everyone at Hospitals Foundation Visions understood has raised nearly $90 Visions understood the importance of this new million for Royal Jubilee the importance equipment and stepped and Victoria General of this new up to support it,” said hospitals, accounting Melanie McKenzie, the for approximately 40 equipment.” foundation’s executive - Melanie McKenzie per cent of capital director. equipment purchases. The gala raised funds For more information, through ticket sales, community visit victoriahf.ca. sponsors, live and silent auctions, a dpalmer@vicnews.com

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 TEAM POWER SMART PHOTO CONTEST WINNER

IN BRIEF

The Galiano Conservancy Association is throwing a fundraiser and silent auction in Victoria this weekend to help purchase a threatened coastal Douglas Fir ecosystem on Galiano Island. The public event starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Argyle Attic, upstairs at 777 Courtney St. Silent auction items include kayak and boat tours, a weekend getaway on Galiano Island and dogsledding in the Yukon.

‘Rogerism’ at Cedar Hill gallery Cedar Hill Arts Centre Gallery is hosting an exhibition of selected pieces from the collection of Roger Ing. Ing, who immigrated from China in 1950 and passed away in Regina in 2008, started a contemporary movement within the Canadian art world coined as “Rogerism.” The legacy of his artwork continues to influence the work of emerging artists across Canada. The exhibition runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2 at the arts centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd.

Cuddle a slug at Swan Lake The Swan Lake Nature Centre is celebrating slugs on Saturday, Nov. 25, noon to 3 p.m. Don “slug goggles” and see what slugs see, and understand the mighty power of slime. For more information see swanlake.bc.ca.

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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, November 23, 2012

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